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Back to the elliptical
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

This morning I weighed less than I did before I hurt my knee in March. In early August, my older son is getting married. My first goal is to weigh under 210 by the 4th of July. I have worked up to doing the elliptical for 25 minutes without p... Read more
Heading back down
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

Because my knee has finally healed, I have been off the anti-inflammatory medication for 4 days. My weight is within 2 pounds of where it was when I injured my knee 2 months ago. Although I have been hesitant to return to the Y, I have been ab... Read more
Beginning again
Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

After spending a couple of years maintaining around 200, I weighed 217 this morning which makes me officially obese. To leave that category, I must get back to 209. The only way to return to that number is to start again. At present, I usually... Read more
The new normal
Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

Since March 16th I have been unable to do my normal exercise. Since that date,one of my daughters got married. We were busy preparing for it, but I had to do less than I wanted due to the pain in my leg. My brother and his family have bee... Read more
Gaining
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      1 comments

I began a massive dental procedure to crown all of my lower teeth a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Last week it was completed. A day later I injured my leg after increasing the amount of exercise I was doing. All of which has resulted in a gain ... Read more
Returning home
Saturday, February 06, 2016      3 comments

As I write those words, I realize that I have felt more at home here than I do in my real home where I've lived for nearly 30 years. They say that home is where your heart is and my heart is here with my five kids, two grands, my brother and hi... Read more
City mouse vs. country mouse
Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

We have now been staying in Chicago for 24 days sans any scale. When I spent the night at my daughter's last week, I discovered I weighed the same as I had in late November which was more than I had all year until then, but no more. I can now ... Read more
Location, location, location
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      3 comments

We have sublet a furnished apartment for 6 weeks to be near my daughter who is expecting a baby in a few weeks. Five of my children live within 20 minutes of our new place. We have enjoyed being able to see them more easily. So far, we have g... Read more
Changes
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      3 comments

My mother-in-law had a heart attack on the 20th of November. She was able to speak with many of her far-flung grandchildren and children during the next few days. The last time she spoke with my husband was on the night before Thanksgiving. H... Read more
Tooth issues
Thursday, November 12, 2015      3 comments

Three weeks ago I had a molar pulled. The tooth had a root canal, a crown and gum surgery before being removed. Next week, I am getting 6 crowns. The expense of keeping my teeth is incredible, but I am grateful to be able to do so. In the me... Read more
Need help
Sunday, October 04, 2015      1 comments

Looking back over the Spark report on my weight for the last four years, I was struck by the change. Four years ago even though my mother had died and my husband had two surgeries, I maintained my weight under 200 all year. Last year, I weighe... Read more
Living with uncertainty
Thursday, September 17, 2015      1 comments

Right now, I have five kids living in Chicago including a pregnant daughter who has a two year old. My oldest lives an hour away with her four kids. My brother and niece live an hour from my kids in Chicago. Meanwhile, I live in the same tow... Read more
Reunions
Saturday, August 22, 2015      1 comments

Today I am going with my oldest daughter and her four children to my family reunion. Four of my mother's siblings, all in their eighties, will be there. All of their spouses have now died. Some of my nineteen cousins may come, but most will n... Read more
Day 70 of not smoking
Sunday, August 09, 2015      8 comments

After not smoking for 70 days, my weight is only a pound higher than when I gave it up. I'm pleased to be able to maintain through this time. Usually, summer is my lowest weight due to the time I spend working in the yard. Our 40th anniv... Read more
Weddings
Sunday, June 07, 2015      6 comments

Once again, I have quit smoking. It has been six days now and I'm glad I did it. My body started the process by getting a horrid cough while I was in Atlanta helping to care for my grandson who is almost one. After walking all over to enterta... Read more

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